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How long overdue is it 'normal' to be induced

(8 Posts)
EEC Tue 22-Jul-08 20:47:37

I know different areas have different policies re induction. When did your mw/hospital suggest that you should be induced? I am 40+9 today and am seeing mw tomorrow. I want to be forearmed with info as to when it is reasonable to expect an appointment to be made for me.


nickytwotimes Tue 22-Jul-08 20:48:30

Usually max of 14 days round here.

Elmosgirl Tue 22-Jul-08 20:49:27

Had I got that far was standard to do it at 14 days here.

NumptyMum Tue 22-Jul-08 20:59:07

According to NICE guidelines you can be offered induction after 41 weeks - but you can choose not to be induced but to be monitored. I opted for this and was monitored twice, although actually ended up with augmented labour (also on drip) because my labour fizzled out...
See NICE guidelines for more info:

mamamelly Wed 23-Jul-08 10:14:04

I gave birth yesterday @ 42 weeks,i agreed to being monitored until 43 weeks. I had a great labour and I know it was because i gave him time to be 100% ready! good luck

luvaduck Wed 23-Jul-08 10:17:34

congratulations mamamelly! v impressed you are on mumsnet already. hope you are getting some sleep....

dinkystinky Wed 23-Jul-08 10:23:16

My hospital wanted to induce me at 40+3 - I said no, they ended up inducing me at 40+13 (didnt want to be but no consultant available to agree to me being monitored until I was 43 weeks).

EEC Wed 23-Jul-08 10:27:08

thanks everyone. have been told 42 weeks here, which seems reasonable I guess.

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